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Pokemon Go grandpa takes “gotta catch ’em all” to the next level in viral video

Published: 15/Mar/2019 15:47 Updated: 15/Mar/2019 16:18

by Connor Bennett


The Taiwanese grandfather who went viral in the summer of 2018 for his love of Pokemon Go has taken his hobby to the next level – in his bid to become the very best like no one ever was.

Chen San-Yuan, who is obsessed with Pokemon Go, went viral last year for his ability to play the mobile game on numerous devices. What was even more impressive is that he does it all without breaking the rules or using outside exploits. 

In August of 2018, a number of global news organizations picked up a viral photo of Mr San-Yuan riding around Taipei with 11 mobile phones attached to his bike, collecting Pokemon on his travels. Back then, his habit cost him around $1,290 per month but now, he has nearly doubled the number of phones he plays the game on.

Pokemon Go released back in 2016 and is still hugely popular today.

Comicbook shared an update on the grandfather after a video of Mr San-Yuan appeared online recently, showing that he now plays with 21 phones attached to his bicycle, as he captured a number of different Pokemon on the different devices – all at the same time. 

While some people may be confused by his hobby, when he first went viral, the grandfather revealed that he was playing the game to make friends around the city – and to also fight off Alzheimer’s Disease.

It’s incredibly impressive what Mr San-Yuan is able to achieve – as the timing to capture the wild Pokemon is different on each of the different phones and he does it all by himself. 

However, that’s not an endorsement to players to run out and play the mobile game with a number of devices. You still have to be aware of your surroundings when playing. 

If you bump into somebody else while glued to your phone’s screen, they may not buy the excuse of you chasing that elusive Pikachu – so do be careful. 


How to unlock Galarian Star Tournament in Pokemon Crown Tundra

Published: 21/Oct/2020 21:01

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield’s second DLC, The Crown Tundra, is finally here, and the requirements for the new Galarian Star Tournament mode have been revealed. Here is what you will need to do in order to unlock the new feature.

The Pokemon franchise was ushered into its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019.  The Nintendo title whisked players away to the Galar region – which was largely inspired by locations in the  U.K.

On October 22, the RPG is getting expanded in a major way with the release of its second DLC, The Crown Tundra. Here’s what it will take to unlock the new Galarian Star Tournament mode.

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The special tournament brings all of Galar’s best Trainers together.

How to unlock the Pokemon Galarian Star Tournament

The Crown Tundra DLC brings many features to Sword & Shield – from Ability Capsules, to Dynamax Adventures. To celebrate Gen VIII’s region, the RPG is getting a new mode called the Galarian Star Tournament.

According to its official description, the tournament was designed by former Champion Leon to “lift the spirits of Galar.” Players will get to choose a partner from various Gym Leaders and characters, and enter a duo battle tournament.

In previews of Crown Tundra, it’s been revealed that fans can only gain access to this new mode after beating the main storyline for The Crown Tundra, The Isle of Armor, and Sword & Shield itself. Leon will then send you an invite to join the Wyndon-based tournament after you’ve completed all three campaigns.

Games outlet IGN detailed unlocking the mode in their early hands-on of the DLC. “Finishing all the stories in the base game, and both DLC packs gives you the chance to participate in the Galarian star tournament,” they wrote.

According to the official Pokemon website, the mode is described as giving players a glimpse at a “new side” of Trainers featured in the title. Based on the summary, it sounds like whoever you choose to go into battle with, you might get to learn more about the character – and who wouldn’t want more Marnie dialogue?

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Pokemon Sword players can team up with Gym Leader Bea in the new tournament.

While it’s unclear if The Crown Tundra will be the final DLC for Sword & Shield, the tournament seems to be a reward to players for beating everything – which certainly feels like a conclusion to the Gen VIII RPG.

The wildly anticipated expansion drops on October 22, and whisks players away to a snow-filled terrain. The new content will bring over 116 new monsters to Galar, including a host of Legendaries from past generations.